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Grateful Dead Live at University of Iowa on 1971-03-20


Topics Live concert


Truckin', Loser, Hard To Handle, Playing In The Band > Bertha, Deal, Me & My Uncle, Next Time You See Me, Me and Bobby McGee, Cumberland Blues, Big Boss Man, Good Lovin' Casey Jones, Sugar Magnolia, Around and Around, Uncle John's Band, Lovelight


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date March 20, 1971
Venue University of Iowa
Location Iowa City, IA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD > MR > cass > DAT > CD > EAC > mkwACT > SHN (seekable)
Taped by
Transferred by Mandrake and Steve Barbella


Notes

SBD > MR > cass > dat > CD > SHN (seekable); DAT>CD transfer by Mandrake; EAC> shn by Steve Barbella
seeded 9/30/01

Reviews

Reviewer: marcoezquandolas - - March 20, 2015
Subject: Trim the setlist?
Hey, Jonathan,

Could you please trim the setlist and take the doubles out of this? It would make it flow so much better! Great show, good recording!

Thanks
Reviewer: DMTrue13 - - March 6, 2015
Subject: Jerry
Love Jerry's really loud guitar, he's really reaching for it. Don't really like the track listing.
Reviewer: ackart1 - - March 6, 2015
Subject: A Memorable Night
The crowd was a mix of rather uptight Iowa City locals and turned on youth from the surrounding midwest. New Riders opened with a ringing pedal steel. The rowdy time happened in the Dead set, with the shedding of chairs making police etc. nervous. There was also a half-nude stage streaker who was unceremoniously dumped to the side stage. They used a full soundboard (I sat next to it) so maybe the vaults have the definitive show. This is incomplete. I remember an incendiary China Cat. I vaguely recall something about an attempted bust, which had happened a year earlier when the Airplane toured Volunteers at this massive field house. Vintage.
Reviewer: danstoned - - July 1, 2013
Subject: Psychedelic Safety Officer Jerry Garcia
Late into the 2nd set, 12,000 tripped out New Rider/Dead fans passed thousands of wooden fold-up chairs over our heads to the side and back of the Iowa City Fieldhouse to get them off our dance floor. The Dead awarded our efforts with the best "Around and Around" I'd ever heard then, and since. Dead shows opening with the New Riders in 1970-71 were epic. Proof that drugged out anarchy was not chaotic at all.!
Reviewer: Roadsideboy2 - - June 17, 2013
Subject: Jerry stopped I.C. concert to get audience comfortable
Iowa City Fieldhouse had wood chairs set up on the floor. Audience was moving around and chairs were causing problems. Jerry had the band stop playing and announced that everyone should fold up the chairs and stack them against the walls. They started playing for what seemed to be 3-4 hours, although the recordings here don't add up to that total. :-)
Reviewer: oddshocks - - April 23, 2013
Subject: Groovy
Dig the show. Vocals seem odd at times but not bothersome. Great setlist. Solid show for sure.
Reviewer: chris phillips - - April 22, 2013
Subject: Dogs, Pig, Sheep
Jerry sounds like he is really enjoying the evening.
Truckin', Hard To Handle, Loser, Casey Jones and Bertha are hot as per "highlights".
Good Lovin' will have you grooving, although I've heard better raps. Uncle John's Band is jammed out, if not sung harmoniously. Jerry sounds great in Love Light, but can't deal with Weir's interjecting at all.
The board sounds great *****. I had never heard it. Thank You kindly to all
Reviewer: eyesaweabyrd - - March 21, 2012
Subject: you don't never know
as said already, real tight show though the vocals are off here and there the playing makes up for it. great to hear such a strong pig presence. a gem for sure.
Reviewer: secret8476 - - March 20, 2012
Subject: Great Good Lovin'....
or Best Good Lovin'?
This show is fan-tabulous. Its really nice to hear these '71 gems. This one is hot and smokey and spicy and you might find yourself doin a lil shakin' and a lil' groovin' in your chair while listening to this show. The Good Lovin' is epic. As another poster says, this show is chocked full of Pig. Just crank it up and enjoy - this one gets 5 stars.




~ Let the good times roll
Reviewer: skwimite - - July 15, 2005
Subject: Too vocal?
The vocals seem to distort at high levels, but maybe it's just my computer speakers...or my ears. Either way I'm downloading this because I love this period, and the sound(vocals aside) and playing are really good. Nice early Deal. Plenty-o-Pig! Just hope it sounds better on the big stereo. 4's fair.
Reviewer: TheDead6595 - - February 7, 2005
Subject: Love it.
I like it too except they are singing WAY off key
in the harmony vox of truckin'. So what?
Jerry's sweet playin' more than makes up for it.
Reviewer: UncleRoedog - - December 14, 2004
Subject: Laid back.
Just a good, tight show. Especially enjoyed Next time you see me, Bobby McGee.
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